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Press Release -Town of Samoa: A New Commercial & Residential Development
EUREKA-- Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Dan Johnson, President & CEO, of the Danco Group. Mr. Johnson will present information on the proposed plan for the “Town of Samoa – A New Commercial & Residential Development” project.
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Town of Samoa – A New Commercial & Residential Development

 

EUREKA-- Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Dan Johnson, President & CEO, of the Danco Group.  Mr. Johnson will present information on the proposed plan for the “Town of Samoa – A New Commercial & Residential Development” project.

 

The redevelopment project encompasses approximately 185 acres in the Town of Samoa into 320 parcels.  The project includes a Coastal Development Permit for the subdivision and for the following upgrades of all utilities, including water supply and emergency controls, sewage collection, electrical services, street lighting and telephone/cable services; construction of subdivision improvements and installation of utilities; demolition of various sheds and the fireman’s Hall building; building renovations and site grading in conjunction with a lead paint hazard abatement program for existing houses; reconstruction of existing hardscapes and construction of new roads, parking areas, bus stops, trails, sidewalks and other pedestrian and bicycle facilities within the Town of Samoa.  The project also includes a planned unit development permit to establish setback including present plan designations for residential single family with combining zones for design review and planned development, residential multi-family with combining zones for planned development, commercial recreation with combining zones for design review and planned development, public facilities, commercial general combining zones for design review, business park, natural resources with combining zones for coastal wetland areas, and public recreation. 

 

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This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

 

Meatloaf will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12.  To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com

 

Samoa Fire Department Considering Forming Community Services District

 

EUREKA-- Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Troy Nicolini will be talking about the effort by the Samoa Fire Department to reorganize as a community Services District.  The goal is to maintain fire and medical aid services on the peninsula while also providing additional benefits to the community.  This is a multi-year effort that is now slated to be on the ballot for the upcoming November election..

 

This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

 

Southern fried chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12.  To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com

Benefits of Cruise Ships Making Eureka a Port of Call

 

EUREKA-- Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Becky Reece, owner of Cruise Planners, who will speak about the benefits of cruise ships for the local economy and what can be done to make Eureka more desirable as a port of call.

 

Becky Reece and her husband, Jerry, operate the business Cruise Planners travel from their home.  As travel advisors the will help you discover exciting adventures around the world. From cruises to land tours and completely packaged vacations, we specialize in all types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation just for you

 

This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

 

Fried chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12.  To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com

Cruise Planners Presentation - May 2017 Script
Cruise Planners May Presentation.pdf
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Fishing Community Sustainability Planning

 

EUREKA-- Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Humboldt State University Environmental & Natural Resources Science graduate students Laura Casali and Rob Dumouchel to present the Fishing Community Sustainability Planning (CSP) getting underway in Eureka and Shelter Cove to this month’s No-Host Luncheon. This is a way for fishermen to have a direct impact on the future of the port and their industry. They will layout: what is a CSP, who it will impact, who is involved, who will benefit from it, and how it is being funded.

 

This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

 

Fried chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $14.  To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com

Last Chance Grade Presentation March 2017
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Meet Eureka’s City Council Candidates’ Forum
Samoa--Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes Austin Allison, John Fullerton, and Pastor Heidi Messner to this month’s No-Host Luncheon. The candidate’s forum will provide an opportunity to meet the three individuals who are vying for your vote and support to serve as City of Eureka’s Councilmember. This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.
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Meet Eureka’s City Council Candidates’ Forum

 

Samoa--Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes Austin Allison, John Fullerton, and Pastor Heidi Messner to this month’s No-Host Luncheon.   The candidate’s forum will provide an opportunity to meet the three individuals who are vying for your vote and support to serve as City of Eureka’s Councilmember.   This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

 

“Pastor Heidi Messner is running unopposed for the Ward 2 seat; incumbent Linda Atkins will be termed out of the seat. Health care professional Austin Allison and certified public accountant John Fullerton face off in the Ward 4 race; incumbent Melinda Ciarabellini chose not to run for re-election (Times Standard, August 8, 2016).”

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and meet Austin, John, and Heidi, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, from Noon to 1 p.m.  Pork Steak is the main course for $15.00 or you may choose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

Thank you, Heidi, John, and Austin for attending!

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

Eureka's Sister City, Kamisu, Japan, and its Harbor, the Port of Kashima

 

Samoa--Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes Harvey II of the Horai Center who will offer a presentation about Eureka's Sister City, Kamisu, Japan, and its harbor, the Port of Kashima.  The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. with lunch served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Mr. Harvey originally made a presentation on Eureka’s Sister City, Kamisu, Japan in November, 2015.  The upcoming presentation will share more about Eureka’s Sister City and its harbor, the Port of Kashima (a man-made harbor).

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and listen to this presentation by Harvey II of the Horai Center, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  Short Ribs is the main course for $15.00 or you may choose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

Thank you, Harvey for doing the presentation.

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

 

PRONUNCIATION NOTE FOR BROADCASTERS:

 

Horai is pronounced "hor-EYE"

Kamisu is pronounced "Kah-MEE-soo"

Kashima is pronounced "Kah-SHEE-mah"

Up-State California Rail Connect Feasibility Study

 

Samoa--Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes Richard Tippett, P.E., T.E., who serves as the Director of Trinity County’s Transportation Administration. Mr. Tippett will share information about the study grant awarded to the Trinity County Transportation Commission by

CalTrans.  This presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and listen to this presentation by Richard Tippett about the Up-State California Rail Connect Feasibility Study grant and future plans Wednesday, July 27th, 2016, from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Fried Chicken is the main course for $15.00 or you may choose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

Thank you, Richard for doing the presentation.

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

UpState California Rail Feasibility Study
Presentation made by Richard Tippett, PE, TE, Trinity County Transportation Director, at luncheon, July 27, 2016. This document is 26 pages in length.
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"Timber Heritage Association: Past, Present, and Future Impact on the Humboldt Bay Economy."

 

Samoa--Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) is proud to present a presentation from the Timber Heritage Association titled “Past, Present, and Future Impact on the Humboldt Bay Economy.”  This presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and listen to this presentation presented by Bruce Seivertson and Pete Johnston sharing future plans for the Timber Heritage Association and economic development planned in the future for around the Humboldt Bay, at the Samoa Cookhouse, Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Pork steak is the main course for $15.00 or you may chose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

Thank you, Thank you, Pete & Bruce for doing the presentation.

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

Timber Heritage Prestation - June 2016
Power Point Presentation showing information about the Timber Heritage Organization and what they do!
Samoa Shops Presentation.pptx
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"Candidates' views on 3rd Supervisorial District's interest in Humboldt Bay Harbor Development"

 

Samoa--Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) announces a candidate’s forum with Mike Wilson and Uri Driscoll, both candidates for the 3rd Supervisorial District Board of Supervisors.  The two candidates will share their views on the Humboldt Bay Harbor Development.  The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and listen to the views of Mike and Uri on their interests in the “Humboldt Bay Harbor Development” at the Samoa Cookhouse, Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Short Ribs is the main course for $15.00 or you may chose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

Thank you, Scott Hammond for moderating the discussion!

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

 

From John Fullerton's Facebook Post, May 25, 2016:

 

Today I went to the Humboldt Bay Working Group monthly meeting & luncheon at the Samoa Cookhouse.

 

The program was a debate for the two third Third District Supervisor candidates & their thoughts & plans for Humboldt Bay Harbor.

 

What a pleasant relief from the awful Presidential debates that both parties have had this year. Both Uri Driscoll and Mike Wilson were thoughtful, articulate & dignified. No insults, no name calling, neither mentioned the other's spouse and no men...tion of anybody's body parts. Just two smart people sticking to the issues.

 

Scott Hammond was the moderator and was great. He would ask the question and instead of other debates where you were given a minute to answer, Scott gave them 5-10 minutes. There was only time for four basic questions but in depth, informative answers were given instead of other debate's shallow cliches & talking points.

 

No matter who wins on June 7th the Third District people should know they will have good representation on the Board of Supervisors.

John Fullerton is a Certified Public Accountant, 711 3rd Street, Eureka, CA  95501

Humboldt Bay Dredging...What is the state and projection for dredging of Humboldt Bay Channels?”

 

SAMOA: Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) announces a panel discussion about the state and projection of the Humboldt Bay Channels.  The panel discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

 

The Harbor District and the US Army Corps of Engineers just announce the award of $7.5 million dollars to be used for dredging the Humboldt Bay Harbor.  Come learn about the need for dredging and how our local area benefits from this work to be done.

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and listen to a brief presentation at the Samoa Cookhouse, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Fried Chicken is the main course for $15.00, or you may choose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by Email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

AQUAPONICS ON THE BAY

 

SAMOA: Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) announces a presentation   by Rafael Cuevas Uribe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries, Humboldt State University (HSU) about “Aquaponics on the Bay.”  The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

 

Aquaponics is the integration of hydroponics (soilless plant culture system) with a recirculating aquaculture system. It utilizes nutrient-rich effluent from the fish tanks as a resource in the hydroponic grow beds where plants take up this nutrient. This is a symbiotic relationship where fish provide most of the plants nutrients and the plants remove the nitrogenous waste thereby cleaning the water for the fish. Aquaponics offers several advantages as an aquaculture production method such as the system’s capability to raise fish at higher density, lower water exchange, and produce a marketable vegetable crop.

 

Currently the Department of Fisheries Biology at Humboldt State University, led by Dr. Rafael Cuevas Uribe, in partnership with the Humboldt Bay Harbor District is using an aquaponics system in Samoa. As part of the aquaculture practicum class (FISH 370L) in Fall 2015, Dr. Rafael Cuevas Uribe and his students put together and started up an innovative aquaponics system, in which White Sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus, are raised alongside numerous leafy greens and other vegetables.

 

The presentation will focus on our experience on using aquaponics system as an educational tool.

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and listen to a brief presentation at the Samoa Cookhouse, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Meatloaf is the main course for $15.00, or you may choose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

A short tour afterwards of the Aquaponics facility (nearby) will follow the presentation for those interested in viewing the operations.

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by Email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

Aquaponics Facility
Student working at Aquaponics facility

 

Join us for a presentation reviewing agricultural

production from Eugene, Oregon south thru Northern California to approximately Hwy 20. This review will demonstrate possibilities in export of agriculture and its possible relationship to the Port of Humboldt Bay.

 

Come enjoy lunch with friends and listen to a brief presentation of possible future use of our harbor.

BRIEF UPDATE ON LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM PLAN

 

SAMOA: Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) announces an update on the Local Coastal Program land use plan, presented by Robert Wall, Interim Director of Planning and Building, County of Humboldt.  The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

 

The California Coastal Act of 1976 requires that each coastal jurisdiction prepare a Local Coastal Program (LCP), including a coastal land use plan. The LCP also includes zoning ordinances and zoning district maps, and, where required by the coastal land use plan, other applicable implementation measures.

 

Come enjoy a “no-host” lunch with friends and listen to a brief update of our local coastal plan at the Samoa Cookhouse, Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Chicken parmesan is the main course for $15.00, or you may choose soup of the day and salad for $11.00.

 

RSVP:  707-441-1974; or by Email:  luncheon@humboldtworkingport.org

 

Link to video of Robert Wall's presentation: 

 

https://youtu.be/dDHRthgI_SQ

 

Humboldt Bay Harbor District 2015 Candidates Forum
 

Samoa—Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) announces the first public forum for the Humboldt Bay Harbor District Commissioner election. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00-12:30 p.m. 

Five Candidates are vying for seats in the 1st, 2nd and 5th Districts (same as the County’s Supervisorial Districts).  The Candidates are:  From District 1:  Larry Doss, who is running unopposed; District 2: Greg Dale and Nick Angleoff; and District 5: Pat Higgins and Susan Rotwein.  Three questions will be given for each Candidate to answer, and Toastmasters’ representative, Scott Hammond, will moderate.

The forum is part of HBHWG’s monthly educational luncheons. The Group meets the last Wednesday of each month at Samoa Cookhouse for a “no-host” luncheon and a presentation by a guest speaker. The presentations are related to the Group’s mission of a working Harbor for jobs.

The public is always welcomed and encouraged to attend. There is no charge to attend, other than paying for your lunch that is served from noon to 12:30.  Short ribs and vegies will be the main course for $13.95; or you may chose soup of the day and salad for $9.95.

The presentation for this month’s luncheon on Wednesday, September 30th, is the Candidate forum.  It will start at 12:30 after lunch is served, and end at 1:30 p.m.

RSVPs are requested by calling 707-441-1974 or by

Email to:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com

                                          

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The Coast Guard Serving 250 Miles of Rugged Coastline
 

Samoa—The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) is proud to present guest speaker, Captain Arthur Snyder, United States Coast Guard, Commander of the Humboldt Bay Sector.  Hear about the history, challenges and awards of the Coast Guard's operations along the 250 miles of rugged coastline from the Mendocino-Sonoma County line north to the California-Oregon border.

 

Captain Snyder has earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems Project Management.  He holds both a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Fixed Wing license and a Rotary Wing Airline Transport Pilot License.  He is also a member of the Project Management Institute and holds a Professional Project Management certification.  He has earned two Meritorious Service Medals, three Commendation Medals, and six Achievement medals.

 

Join us at the Samoa Cookhouse for a “no-host” luncheon, Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Good Ole Meatloaf and vegies is the main course for $13.95 or you may chose soup of the day and salad for $9.95.

 

 

 
  Text Box: If you go: 12:00 p.m. Sign-in 12:15 p.m. Lunch/Introductions 12:30 p.m. Presentation 1:15 p.m. Comments/Questions 1:30 p.m. Close

 

 

 

RSVP by calling 707-441-1974 or

emailing:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com

July 29th Lunch Forum - “Potential Sea Level Rise Impacts on Humboldt Harbor - Aldaron Laird
The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) is proud to present guest speaker, Aldaron Laird who will talk on the “Potential Sea Level Rise Impacts to the Humboldt Bay Harbor.”

Aldaron Laird is a professional environmental planner of over 25 years. He has specialized in regulatory compliance for projects in aquatic environments and now focuses on adaptation planning for sea level rise. In February, Mr. Laird released the final report for the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning project. In 2012, Mr. Laird completed the “Humboldt Bay Shoreline Inventory, Mapping and Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment project, for which he walked and kayaked the entire shoreline of the Bay.” In 2007, he produced the “Historical Atlas of Humboldt Bay and Eel River Delta.”
July 29th 2015 Luncheon.pdf
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June 3rd Lunch Forum - “Corp of Engineer Projects—Harbor Dredging” - Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Adam J. Czekanski
The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) is hosting “USACE San Francisco District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Adam J. Czekanski (pronounced cha.kine.ski). He will be accompanied by Regulatory Chief Jane Hicks and a member of our public affairs team Nick Simeone.

Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Czekanski will discuss projects the Corp of Engineers work on around the Humboldt Bay Harbor with one of the topics to be covered is dredging. Other topics that will be touched on are regulatory requirements and work surrounding the bay and its use.
June 3rd Lunch 2015.pdf
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Cold Storage Technical Study presented to Eureka City Council Meeting September 15, 2015
Link to video of Report presented: http://eureka.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=463&meta_id=28814
Cold Storage Report from the city.pdf
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Rob Holmlund, Community Planner & Steve Salzman. Greenway Partners Regional Cold Storage Facility Study - April 29, 2015

Next Luncheon: Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  "Fisherman's Communities on Woodley Island and Eureka Waterfront"

MORE INFORMATION BELOW

February 27, 2013 Inaugural Luncheon

When? Usually Last Wednesday each month, 12:00 to 1:30

 

(Exceptions: No luncheons during November and December)

 

Where? Samoa Cookhouse

 

What? No-host lunch: Choice of soup and salad or full meal

 

Who?  Everyone is welcome!

 

RSVP Charlie Bean Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com  Phone 707-441-1974

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